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Yearly Archives: 2009

Simple rule determines right of way

December 31, 2009

By Steve Wallace, Times Colonist (Victoria) December 31, 2009 There’s a simple rule to follow when you wonder who has the right of way on the road: “The wanter waits.” This rule is universal, convertible and reversible. It is the rule… Read More…

‘Steer into skid’ still best advice – Always look where you want the car to go

December 29, 2009

By Steve Wallace, Victoria Times Colonist, December 29, 2009 The dreaded winter skid is a challenge for many drivers. The old adage, “steer into the skid” remains the best advice, but it often confuses the new driver. The easiest way… Read More…

There are rules for driving in circles

December 18, 2009

By Steve Wallace, Victoria Times Colonist December 18, 2009 Traffic circles offer all sorts of benefits, but there are some basic rules drivers should know about. Here’s a primer: The flow of traffic is always counter-clockwise in Canadian traffic circles and… Read More…

A roundabout route to traffic safety

December 14, 2009

By Steve Wallace, Victoria Times Colonist, December 14, 2009 Why are traffic circles and roundabouts becoming so popular? The answer is that they reduce costs and increase safety on our roads. The average standard streetlight intersection, with all the latest… Read More…

Driver’s seat no place to multi-task

December 4, 2009

By Steve Wallace, Victoria Times Colonist, December 04, 2009 The latest studies on driving distractions show surprising new information on how the brain processes and segments tasks. When drivers are using a cell phone, either hand-held or hands-free, they will… Read More…

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